HC Deb 17 June 1999 vol 333 c211W
Mr. McNamara

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to her answer to the hon. Member for Lagan Valley (Mr. Donaldson) of 29 March 1999,Official Report, column 479, if she will provide a breakdown of the moneys spent under the heading, media and publicity advice and services, listing the consultancies and individuals providing services and the moneys received by each and describe the process of selection of consultants and purchased services. [87169]

Mr. Ingram

[holding answer 16 June 1999](a)

Item (financial years 1997–98 and 1998–99) Amount
Fees 103,170.90
Expenses 3,683.70
Printing 2,353.97
Work relating to the website/database 5,544.23
Hire of locations (for press conferences, etc.) 3,511.72
Transportation (Commission briefings in USA) 2,466.27
Sundries 1,595.73
Total 122,326.52

  1. (b) The Media Adviser contracted to the Parades Commission is Gordon Corporate Communications Ltd. The firm arranges for all the Commission's work relating to media and publicity advice and services, sub-contracting work as necessary.
  2. (c) The Parades Commission uses the services of the Government Purchasing Agency in establishing contracts for the provision of goods and services. Standard procedures are used for all aspects of the contracting process.

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